TURNING LAW INTO JUSTICE
Dr Alan Blacker The Lord Harley
We are the nations leading Legal Advice Service for those who are vulnerable or who work with the socially marginalised.
Dr Alan Blacker (Lord Harley) offers a wide range of consulting services for several industries not least the legal and educational.
We provide legal and business advice to schools, teachers, SEN departments and anyone going into further or higher education or training as a professional.
We provide legal help, expert witnesses for assessments and court work and also developing your charity or company.
Including lawyers, benefits experts, medical experts and therapists.
We provide services on a range of pro bono, traditional and after the event funding agreements and a range of variations in between to suit your needs.
Expert in Human rights
Criminal and Civil Law
Disputes over wills and estates
Welfare benefits and tribunals
Children and Child Protection
Special Educational Needs
Commercial dispute resolution
Settling estates and tax planning
Trusts and Probate
a fuller list is available below
We provide professional expert witnesses required for
emergency medical care
welfare benefit appeals and criminal defences
and many more
at Legal Aid rates.
Forensic psychoanalysis, pathophysiology and psychiatry.
Special educational needs and mental health.
Physical disabilities and complexes.
We advise charities, NGO's, not for profits and commercial organisations too, where we feel we can do so ethically.
We offer a free legal advice and assistance service and help those who are the most vulnerable in society.
We provide free initial advice and in some cases, we can provide free representation and document drafting too.
We hold the Disability Confident accreditation.
We operate under Charity Commission regulation and to the Quality Assurance Scheme for Small Organisations - PQASSO Quality Standards.
We only associate with professionals of the highest standing and provide services which are on par with much larger and much more expensive organisations.
We are a legal advice clinic and various bodies regulate us and our partners.
pro bono - powering change
JAFLAS is a registered charity and has incorporated status.
Charity number 1142202 Company by guarantee number 7539893
TURNING LAW INTO JUSTICE.
JAFLAS Dr Alan Blacker & Co. a registered UK charity was founded in 2000 (registered in 2014) with a single mission: to be the most successful, creative and ground-breaking legal advocacy and consulting agency in the United Kingdom for the socially disadvantaged.
"Your country doesn't care about you at all, at all; you don't have any rights, we made them up, like the boogie man, Pinocchio, stuff like that. They are imaginary, cute and fictional." - George Carlin.
- something to dwell upon.
Whilst we agree with the sentiment, we strive to prove him wrong every day. ( about the rights that is, the country not caring is a given.)
Providing the same level and standards of service as our mainstream competitors, but for free at the point of demand; we approach each of our clients with fresh eyes to develop customized, unique strategies which have minimal impact on the lives of our vulnerable clients and provide the widest range of outcomes.
Though we’ve grown since our founding, we’re still the same agency at heart. We provide help to not for profits and charities too as well as commercial clients who fund our work. Let us help make your dreams a reality.
Are you ready to set your brand or business on the path to success?
Give us a call today and see what we can do for you.
Paul Bohill - Chairman.
Star of "Can't pay - we'll take it away!"
Get in touch today — don't let things fester, lets get your problems in perspective. You may wish to make a full application now - scroll down and select the apply now button.
JAFLAS is a Charity Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England and Wales No: 7539893.
Working to PQASSO quality standards.
Regulated by The Charity Commission.
A registered charity in the UK number 1142202 Registered for VAT: 110 4169 64
A Disability Confident advice service.
Please email us for a copy of our data protection policy.
Main Number 0843 694 1945
for help filling in forms and out of hours 0843 694 1939 6-9pm
OUR HOURS OF SERVICE AND AVAILABILITY
Our webchat and telephone lines are open.
Tuesday 11:00 till 14:00
Please feel free to leave a voicemail outside these hours.
You can help us maintain our services.
TURNING LAW INTO JUSTICE
Dr Alan Blacker The Lord Harley offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues. Since opening our doors in 2000, we’re proud to say that each year we have a bigger list of returning and new clients.
As a charity, we would be most grateful for your donations, however modest towards our overheads and running costs.
You may also give for free using The Giving Machine - use Jaflas as the cause name.
Our Available Dates
FOR PROFESSIONALS ONLY.
Please email us for our current available dates and we will respond immediatly with a list of dates we are available.
Our clerks work late into the evening and early mornings and can even find someone last thing Sunday for Monday morning.
This service is for professionals only please.
FIND OUT MORE
Our business is based on providing professional guidance and solutions, which means we receive many questions from clients. Check out a few of our most common inquiries below. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll find it for you. Every question is important to us, so don’t hesitate in reaching out.
We are accredited as being a Disability Confident awardee and treat all clients with care, empathy and respect.
Feel free to hit the chat now button for immediate help.
Our clients are surveyed at the end of their case or instruction.
We are currently running at
of clients surveyed in the last year
are Extremely Satisfied
with the work, we have done for them.
MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND HAPPY CLIENTS
HOW DO I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE RIGHT CONSULTING AGENCY FOR ME?
Because we provide services from the widest range of people at the top of thier profession, all who are willing to work on a pro bono - free or after the event basis, so you either only cover the disbursements like experts fees and court costs (if you cant gain full fee remission) and our professionals are able to provide initial advice for free.
All our recovered fees and costs go to sustain this free service for the vulnerable.
All our experts have or are: -
An impeccable reputation
Ability to deliver high quality advice
Agile and comfortable in a courtroom setting
HOW ARE YOU FUNDED?
We provide free initial advice and then try and find volunteer lawyers and experts to help the most vulnerable in our society. Over ninety per cent of our funding comes from voluntary subscriptions, memberships and donations. Without this vital income, we could not operate.
We work on many different types of after the event funding, from conditional fee agreements, damages based agreements and a whole lot more.
In litigation cases, if we win, we recover the bulk of our costs from the other side. We also recover our costs from public funds and from insurance policies but our main objective is to provide free advice and support and recovering costs is low down on our priorities.
Your exposure and risk will be our highest priority and we will keep both eyes on the financial side of your matter from day one.
I AM REALLY DESPERATE AND I NEED HELP YESTERDAY
This is a common feature of our work - don't worry! We will help you get things into perspective and if we can help you will quickly feel in control again.
Our expert professionals are all used to working under extremes of pressure.
Once we start helping you will be provided with a long term strategy and options with up to the minute advice and opinion as your matter develops.
We are with you every step of the way.
HOW DO I KNOW I AM GETTING GREAT SERVICE?
As well as our own board of trustees who meet regularly to discuss your case progress, our experts have thier own quality control processes and you can bring your concerns to our attention or thiers by telephone, email or letter and we will respond either the same or the next day. We also provide a fully comprehensive complaints and greivance procedure and your case is fully insured.
Ready to apply? Make a full application by filling out the attached form and emailing it back. If you need help filling in forms Ring George for help and he will complete it for you on 0843 694 1939 between six and nine pm each day.
What We Provide Clients With
HELP - ADVICE - OPINION - SOLUTIONS
Dr Alan Blacker The Lord Harley offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues. Based in Manchester , we’ve been operating since 2000, and each year we have a bigger list of clients who keep coming back because they know we’re the best at what we do.
Our areas of expertise
WHICH IS BY NO MEANS EXHAUSTIVE!
Dr Alan Blacker
The Lord Harley solves each client’s issues by providing a comprehensive approach backed by our team of experienced professionals. Our process fosters collaboration and innovation to ensure we not only understand the core needs of clients, but also help them develop successfully. Read our success stories below.
OUR RANGE OF LEGAL EXPERTISE
WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH ACCESS TO OPINIONS AND ASSISTANCE FROM SOLICITORS, BARRISTERS AND OTHER CHARTERED PROFESSIONALS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS, THIS LIST IS BY NO MEANS EXHAUSTIVE.
Civil Law areas
Actions Against The Police
Commercial disputes and resolution
Land & Property Disputes
Disputed Probate and estate disputes
Landlord & Tenant
Sports & Media
Criminal Law areas
Bribery & Corruption
International Criminal Law
Magistrates court hearings
Motoring law and traffic offences
Theft & Dishonesty Offences
Family law areas
Children Private Law
Children Public Law
Female Genital Mutilation
Inheritance Act Disputes
International Child Abduction
TLATA & Cohabitation
Immigration and citizenship
Article 8 ECHR
European (EEA) Law
Human Rights Claims
Points Based System
Inquests and coronial law
Fatalities In Health Care Institutions
Fatalities In Police Custody
Fatalities In Prison Custody
Fatalities Of Children & Young People
Mental Health Tribunals
Lord Harley's areas of speciality:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Mental Health and Vulnerable People.
Children and education law including child protection and children with learning disabilities.
Psychological injury and Severe Physical Injury.
Military law and armed forces discipline and grievance procedures.
Employment Law. Family law. Consumer Law, civil and criminal. Criminal Law.
Charity, Company, Commercial, Administrative Law and Public Law.
Experienced as an Arbitrator, also practices mediation, conciliation and adjudication.
Sits as an Ombudsman on the Independent Ombudsman Service
Sits as a Third Tier appeal judge on education law cases
Independent examiner and expert.
Charity Books and Forensic reports.
Advising charities and commercial clients.
WHEN YOU NEED TO KNOW
Clients often approach us with a general idea of what they need but have no idea where to get the help they deserve. We help with finding the right expert for your needs from civil engineers and architects to forensic accountants and specialist educational psychologists. The range of experts we provide is too long to list here - just ask!
WHEN YOU NEED THE NEWS VIEWS OR REVIEWS OF PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS WITH UP TO THE MINUTE INFORMATION.
Often times our clients have everything they need to succeed, they just require the resources and support to make a strategic jump. Sometimes you are looking for a keynote speaker who can deliver the very best of professional delivery. Sometimes you need to train a specific set of individuals and we can provide first class instructors and lecturers as well as mentors and facilitators from academia and industry. From first aid at work to clinical procedures, we have the connections to get you the right person for the right audience.
CHARITY LAW AND EXAMINING SERVICES
WE PROVIDE CHARITY LAW ADVICE AS WELL AS A RANGE OF EXAMINATION SERVICES
From a single niche charity to a multi national conglomerate, we can help with all your charity needs. From branding to examining and from start up advice to insolvency or dismantling including dealing with the regulator.
WAYS OF SUPPORTING OUR VITAL WORK
and of giving without spending
THE GIVING MACHINE LOTTERY
We provide help and advice as well as representation to the most vulnerable in society, whether they have bought a couch that has fallen apart, a car that goes boom boom rather than brum brum or more serious matters like welfare benefit appeals and employment disputes.
Being part of the lottery means that with your support we can help to generate regular sustainable funding. This will enable us to continue to help our community thrive – but we couldn't do it without you.
Buying a ticket through The Giving Machine Lottery means that we can continue to grow and provide our services. So whether you buy 1 ticket or 10 tickets, thank you.
Good Luck! - Dr Alan Blacker
THE GIVING MACHINE - GIVE FOR FREE EVERY TIME YOU BUY ONLINE
You can now find Jaflas on TheGivingMachine, a great fundraising site that lets you raise donations for Jaflas whenever you shop online. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us) a penny!
TheGivingMachine is a fundraising charity setup to help other charitable causes raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via TheGivingMachine you will generate a free cash donation for us. With over 2,200 of your favourite retailers, including Ebay, M&S, Tui, Sainsbury, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation.
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WORD ON THE STREET
I am honoured to endorse Alan Blacker he is brilliant in every way imaginable, the work he does is a credit to himself. He is there for you every step of the way, supporting you and responds immediately when you contact him, which when you’re dealing with legal matters is an absolute must. The work he also does for our armed forces whom have found themselves in trouble due to debt and such like is second to none, a truly great guy!
ANDREA DAUBNEY - FOUNDER THE PAUL DAUBNEY TRUST
THE WORD ON THE STREET
There are few things as rewarding as a successful collaboration that solves a challenge. Our team of professional consultants use their years of experience and knowledge to create lasting and rewarding relationships with our business partners. Check out what our clients are saying about working with Dr Alan Blacker The Lord Harley.
Dr Alan Blacker has an extraordinary legal mind and an extensive and current knowledge of the law. He is passionate about his subject and about achieving social justice. Alan combines his considerable experience and immense intelligence with a sympathetic, caring approach and the highest levels of integrity.
SHEILA LARGE DIRECTOR STORM
A TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME SERVICE.
Dr Alan Blacker The Lord Harley
TURNING LAW INTO JUSTICE
Dr Alan Blacker The Lord Harley exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help individuals flourish and organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and sustainability.
Our experts provide services within a regulatory framework and under insurance provisions, full details of which will be provided to you at the point of instructing each expert.
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STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION
SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
The time to make a change is now.
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